Authentication of Murillo's Signature

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-1682) used different signatures and monograms. While not all the paintings of the great masters are signed, samples of Murillo's signature can be found in his engravings and drawings. He had very stylized writing, which makes it difficult to decipher his signatures. Murillo also abbreviated his name in different ways, sometimes writing "B. Murillo," "B. M. Hisp." or "Hispan." In some of his paintings, Murillo's name appears along with Latin writing. Unlike his handwritten signatures in ink, his painted texts are written with extreme precision.

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Self-portrait 1670, "Bart. Murillo," inscription in Latin

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Murillo monogram

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in stylized cursive

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in cursive done in ink

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in cursive, "B M Hisp."

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in cursive

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in cursive

Firma Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Signature in cursive

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